Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe


This Lamb Roganjosh Recipe offers a traditional Kashmiri dish known for its rich aroma and deep flavors. A staple in Indian cuisine, Roganjosh features tender pieces of lamb cooked in a blend of spices and yogurt, creating a vibrant, deeply spiced sauce. Perfect for a cozy dinner, it pairs beautifully with rice or naan.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time: N/A
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Serving: 4


  • 1 ½ pounds lamb, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish


  1. Marinate the Lamb:
    • In a bowl, mix the yogurt with paprika, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cardamom. Add the lamb pieces and coat well. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Cook Onions and Spices:
    • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and ginger, cooking until onions are golden brown. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Add Lamb and Simmer:
    • Add the marinated lamb with all the marinade into the pot. Cook until the lamb is browned on all sides.
    • Pour in water, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for about 1 hour, or until the lamb is tender.
  4. Finish with Garam Masala:
    • Stir in garam masala and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste.


  • For best results, use fresh, high-quality spices.
  • Lamb Roganjosh can be made a day ahead as the flavors deepen overnight.
  • Serve with steamed basmati rice or warm naan for a complete meal.

Nutritional Information per Serving (Based on USDA Guidelines):

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Sugars: 5g

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